Rockstar Revs Up for Next GTA Run

If you liked spending time in Vice City, go to Map Quest and punch up San Andreas. Rockstar Games, the publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., has announced the next title in its hugely successful Grand Theft Auto series–Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Developed by Rockstar North, the game will be available exclusively for PlayStation 2 and is expected to be in stores in North America on October 19, 2004 and in Europe on October 22, 2004.

“In the past couple of years, we have put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves to ensure we do everything possible to exceed people’s expectations with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” states Sam Houser, president of Rockstar Games. “Even though we still have eight months to go, we are starting to become very proud of what we have achieved, and we can’t wait to get the game into players’ hands.”

More than 30 million units of the Grand Theft Auto franchise have been shipped to date, including more than 11.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and more than 10.5 million units of Grand Theft Auto 3.